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Exclusive: Putin's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The former wife of Russian president Vladimir Putin helped create and now supports a foundation that owns a historic Moscow property generating millions of dollars from tenants, a Reuters examination of property records has found.<p>FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and …

Russia

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Jammu and Kashmir

Wood Joinery - Half-Lap Joint - Quiet Corner

The half-lap joint is where half of each of the two boards being joined is removed, so that the two boards join together flush with one another. This …

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically.<p>The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, …

Home Depot

Furniture firepower: Gun sales drive specialty 'concealment' craze

Rising gun sales have triggered a new trend in furniture fashion -- coffee tables, cabinets, headboards and hutches with secret compartments for firearms.<p>'Gun concealment furniture' sales, once the province of solitary craftsmen making custom goods have gone mainstream, allowing firearms owners to …

Xiaomi to unveil its first drone on May 25

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into the drone business (who isn’t?) – and a new teaser in its own forums indicate we’ll hear more details on May 25.<p>The posters are in Chinese, but this much we can make out: there’s going to be an announcement at 7 PM local time on May 25 …

Luo Yang Captures A New Generation Of Chinese Women

Chinese photographer Luo Yang’s ‘GIRLS’ portrait series will be exhibited in a new show at MO-INDUSTRIES in Berlin, opening on May 20th.Read more

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

​We Can’t Commit to One Person Because There’s Always Someone Better, Says Science

Confirming what we already know: social media is a plague on relationships.<p><b>Read more: Are Young People Really More Open to Polyamory, or Do We Just Like to Cheat?</b><p>In what comes as zero surprise to anybody under the age of 40, a new study looking at long-term relationships found that the reason we …

Relationships

Hugh Newell Jacobsen Releases Customizable 'Dream Home' Plans

Name-brand modern architecture available to the masses<p>In the 90s, <i>Life</i> magazine launched its brilliant Dream House experiment, commissioning famous architects to design the perfect affordable home, and then sell the plans to anyone for just a few hundred dollars.<p>Maven of American Minimalism Hugh …

How circadian rhythms and Roman baths are transforming Australian cities

The team behind the next generation of sustainable buildings, including Sydney’s Barangaroo, aim to promote wellness along with preventing environmental harm<p>Hidden beneath Federation Square, the heart of civic Melbourne, is a complex labyrinth of concrete cells.<p>This labyrinth – the world’s largest …

Motorola Moto G4 review: An unbeatable Android bargain - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Moto G4's big, bold screen and junk-free software make it a pleasure to use throughout the day. Its ability to survive a dunking will appeal to the clumsy among us.<p><b>The Bad</b> Processor performance is great for everyday tasks, but gamers will want to shop elsewhere.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> With its …

Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker

For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a little older and a little more sore, I find myself worried less about working out all the time and more …

Your food's nutrition labels are about to change in a big way

The labels on your food are about to get a major upgrade.<p>The White House and Food and Drug Administration on Friday released their revamp of the standard nutrition label.<p>Nutrition labels have been a constant fixture on packaged food and drinks since 1990, but they've remained pretty much the same …

That wasn't a Mayan lost city, just another example of the culture of hype

It was a good story while it lasted: A 15-year-old boy discovered a lost city by theorizing that a modern star map would correlate with ancient Mayan settlements. It seemed to fit the common understanding of the Maya as peaceful stargazers, centuries ahead of their time in astronomical observation …

Archaeology

Russia jets continue strikes in Syria, Moscow says

Terror group claims to have killed Russian soldiers in combat as generals announce a major offensive to push Isil out of Palmyra only days after Vladimir Putin ordered a withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.<p>Russian aircraft will contine to fly tens of missions a day against targets in Syria …

Che Guevara's son on Obama in Cuba: 'Maybe we can influence US in a positive way'

Camilo Guevara views president’s trip as much a threat as an opportunity to his revolutionary father’s legacy<p>With wary optimism, the son of Ernesto “Che” Guevara is coming to grips with the visit to Havana this Sunday of a contemporary who just happens to be the leader of the world’s capitalist …

Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell

IPCC found systemic and individual failings by Hampshire constabulary in care of ‘very vulnerable’ Martine Brandon<p>Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Tiny House Built On The Bed Of A Flatbed Trailer

We’re all heard about people living in trailers or in mobile home but have you ever heard of someone building their house on the bed of a 24-foot …

Miniature

2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 BlueTec Long-Term Arrival

No-Frills Van Is Ready for Hard Work<p>It seems that I’ve become the default van man here at <i>Motor Trend</i>. For the second year in a row, I’ve been assigned to the largest vehicle in our long-term fleet. Some staffers might shy away from this (and others have), but my Idaho upbringing has prepared me to …

Mercedes-Benz

The Unsinkable CVT: How the "Gearless" Transmission Is Getting Its Groove Back

Coming soon to a driveway near you.<p>Ratio-Spread Countdown<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and conventional automatics. …

Driving

We Hear: Land Rover Defender Pickup Planned for 2017

The Land Rover Defender pickup is set to live on. The current-generation Defender, which has been in production in its current form since 1983 (and can trace its roots back to 1948) goes out of production at the end of 2015, and according to a recent report, its replacement will be offered as a …

Land Rover

Lancia Stratos replica: is the Lister Bell STR kitcar better than the real thing?

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